Nuneaton fire crews helped to rescue a man from a house blaze. They were called into action over the border in Northamptonshire yesterday afternoon (May 10).

Blue watch were en-route to help cover at Rugby Fire Station when they were alerted by Northamptonshire Police to a house fire in Daventry. The Nuneaton-based crew diverted to the scene of the house fire Hemans Road.

A Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said they sent two engines to help colleagues in Northamptonshire.

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“We had two appliances in attendance who assisted the Northhamptonshire Fire Service with the incident, which included one male being rescued from the property using a triple extension ladder by firefighters in breathing apparatus,” the spokesman said.

“We were at the scene for 40 minutes.”

Tuesday proved to be a busy shift for blue watch at the Newtown Road-based station. Earlier in the morning they had to come to the aid of a horse stuck in water. They were part of the rescue operation to help get it out of the water.

They also attended a hazardous chemical incident in North Warwickshire, which left one worker seriously injured and he had to be airlifted to hospital.

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